SALVIA x sylvestris 'Mainacht'

Medium
Sun
Purple
Reasonable soil
Summer
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bee friendly
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread: 45cm x 30cm

'Mainacht' produces an abundance of densely crowded, purple flower spikes on a compact plant with tidy, aromatic sage-scented, dark green foliage. The dense spikes also provide great vertical structure at low level, acting as a foil for other flowering forms.

This iconic, cottage garden plant is much valued for the richness and intensity of colour it brings to the front of a border throughout the summer. Bees and other pollinators love it. Very easy to grow, snip off faded flower stems just above a pair of outward growing unflowered stems to kick start them into blooming. It thrives in any light, reasonably rich, free draining soil with some moisture, in full sun.